Reviews

Author: 
Jeffrey S. Kopstein, Jason Wittenberg
Reviewer: 
Polly Zavadivker

Zavadivker on Kopstein and Wittenberg, 'Intimate Violence: Anti-Jewish Pogroms on the Eve of the Holocaust'

Jeffrey S. Kopstein, Jason Wittenberg. Intimate Violence: Anti-Jewish Pogroms on the Eve of the Holocaust. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. Maps, graphs. 192 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-1525-9

Author: 
Merav Mack, Benjamin Balint
Reviewer: 
Jordan Finkin

Finkin on Mack and Balint, 'Jerusalem: City of the Book'

Merav Mack, Benjamin Balint. Jerusalem: City of the Book. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019. 272 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-22285-2.

Reviewed by Jordan Finkin (Hebrew Union College) Published on H-Judaic (July, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=55225

Author: 
Joshua Cole
Reviewer: 
Alma Heckman

Heckman on Cole, 'Lethal Provocation: The Constantine Murders and the Politics of French Algeria'

Joshua Cole. Lethal Provocation: The Constantine Murders and the Politics of French Algeria. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. 336 pp. ISBN 978-1-5017-3943-9; ISBN 978-1-5017-3944-6.

Reviewed by Alma Heckman (University of California, Santa Cruz) Published on H-Judaic (July, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Robert Chazan
Reviewer: 
Rebecca Wartell

Wartell on Chazan, 'Refugees or Migrants: Pre-modern Jewish Population Movement'

Robert Chazan. Refugees or Migrants: Pre-modern Jewish Population Movement. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019. vi + 262 pp. $38.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-21857-2.

Reviewed by Rebecca Wartell (University of Colorado) Published on H-Judaic (July, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Jelena Subotić
Reviewer: 
Monika Rice

Rice on Subotić, 'Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism'

Jelena Subotić. Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. Illustrations. 328 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-4240-8.

Reviewed by Monika Rice (Gratz College) Published on H-Judaic (June, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Shai Ginsburg, Martin Land, Jonathan Boyarin, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sebastian Musch

Musch on Ginsburg and Land and Boyarin, 'Jews and the Ends of Theory'

Shai Ginsburg, Martin Land, Jonathan Boyarin, eds. Jews and the Ends of Theory. New York: Fordham University Press, 2019. viii + 328 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-8199-2.

Reviewed by Sebastian Musch (University of Osnabrueck) Published on H-Judaic (June, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Jagiellonian University)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=54230

Author: 
Yaron Harel, Mauro Perani, eds.
Reviewer: 
Howard Adelman

Adelman on Harel and Perani, 'The Jews in Italy: Their Contribution to the Development and Diffusion of Jewish Heritage'

Yaron Harel, Mauro Perani, eds. The Jews in Italy: Their Contribution to the Development and Diffusion of Jewish Heritage. Brookline: Academic Studies Press, 2019. 444 pp. $129.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-64469-026-0.

Reviewed by Howard Adelman (Queen's University) Published on H-Judaic (June, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Willi Goetschel
Reviewer: 
Martin Shuster

Shuster on Goetschel, 'Heine and Critical Theory'

Willi Goetschel. Heine and Critical Theory. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. xii + 311 pp. $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-350-08729-3

Reviewed by Martin Shuster (Goucher College) Published on H-Judaic (June, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
David Jan Sorkin
Reviewer: 
Yaakov Andrea Lattes

Lattes on Sorkin, 'Jewish Emancipation: A History across Five Centuries'

David Jan Sorkin. Jewish Emancipation: A History across Five Centuries. Princeton, 2019. 528 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-18967-3.

Reviewed by Yaakov Andrea Lattes (Yaad Academic College) Published on H-Judaic (June, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=54565

Author: 
K. Healan Gaston
Reviewer: 
Martin Kavka

Kavka on Gaston, 'Imagining Judeo-Christian America: Religion, Secularism, and the Redefinition of Democracy'

K. Healan Gaston. Imagining Judeo-Christian America: Religion, Secularism, and the Redefinition of Democracy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019. 361 pp. $34.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-66385-2.

Reviewed by Martin Kavka (Florida State University) Published on H-Judaic (May, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Jagiellonian University)

Author: 
Alan Dowty
Reviewer: 
Tamir Karkason

Karkason on Dowty, 'Arabs and Jews in Ottoman Palestine: Two Worlds Collide'

Alan Dowty. Arabs and Jews in Ottoman Palestine: Two Worlds Collide. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2019. 312 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-03865-4.

Reviewed by Tamir Karkason (Ben-Gurion University) Published on H-Judaic (May, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=54540

Author: 
Magda Teter
Reviewer: 
Heather Blurton

Blurton on Teter, 'Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth'

Magda Teter. Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2020. 560 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-24093-3

Reviewed by Heather Blurton (University of California, Santa Barbara) Published on H-Judaic (May, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Tova Ganzel, Yehudah Brandes, Chayuta Deutsch, eds.
Reviewer: 
Yigal Levin

Levin on Ganzel and Brandes and Deutsch, 'The Believer and the Modern Study of the Bible'

Tova Ganzel, Yehudah Brandes, Chayuta Deutsch, eds. The Believer and the Modern Study of the Bible. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2019. 582 pp. $139.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61811-951-3; $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-64469-257-8.

Reviewed by Yigal Levin (Bar Ilan University) Published on H-Judaic (April, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
George Y. Kohler
Reviewer: 
Ori Werdiger

Werdiger on Kohler, 'Kabbalah Research in the Wissenschaft des Judentums (1820-1880): The Foundation of an Academic Discipline'

George Y. Kohler. Kabbalah Research in the Wissenschaft des Judentums (1820-1880): The Foundation of an Academic Discipline. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019. 282 pp. $114.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-11-062037-5.

Reviewed by Ori Werdiger (University of Chicago) Published on H-Judaic (April, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Author: 
Victoria Aarons
Reviewer: 
Maya Balakirsky Katz

Balakirsky Katz on Aarons, 'Holocaust Graphic Narratives: Generation, Trauma, and Memory'

Victoria Aarons. Holocaust Graphic Narratives: Generation, Trauma, and Memory. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2019. Illustrations. 256 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-978802-56-8; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-978802-55-1.

Reviewed by Maya Balakirsky Katz (Bar-Ilan University) Published on H-Judaic (April, 2020) Commissioned by Barbara Krawcowicz (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

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